UK’s Best of the Year Landscape Image Collection
Sep19

UK’s Best of the Year Landscape Image Collection

Reviewed By Albert Chi— Almost 15 years ago, acclaimed landscape photographer Charlie Waite began an annual search for the finest landscape photography in Great Britain. Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 14 is the latest and does not disappoint. In fact it’s an exhilarating experience because it not only includes stunning images, but each photographer lucky enough to be included takes the reader behind the scenes and...

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Predicting Print Longevity; It’s Still Tricky
Aug30

Predicting Print Longevity; It’s Still Tricky

By Albert Chi— Ansel Adams once said: “A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.” But when inkjet printers began to output serious works of art, “looked into” took on a whole new meaning, for who knew how long those images would last? A small industry emerged to predict the future by looking into the many factors that could affect print longevity. Now to avoid confusion, the emphasis in this article is...

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Digital Nostalgia: The Little  Photo Engine That Couldn’t
Aug19

Digital Nostalgia: The Little Photo Engine That Couldn’t

by Arthur H. Bleich— PROLOGUE: I was going through some articles and columns that I’d written  at the beginning of the digital camera revolution more than 23 years ago and came across this one, which you may find interesting. The company, not surprisingly, didn’t like it at all. They were on the verge of a public offering and planning to sell millions of dollars worth of stock (which I did not know at the time). Film...

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Shooting Super Images On Your Next Flight-Part 2
Jul31

Shooting Super Images On Your Next Flight-Part 2

By Arthur H. Bleich— You’re in your hard-won window seat and have finished cleaning the window. This would be a good time to turn off the Autofocus feature on your camera. As I mentioned previously, Autofocus frequently will not do what you want it to and is not necessary for window seat pictures. You are, after all, shooting distant object  so just set the focus to infinity. When you manually rotate the focus ring to infinity, it may...

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Shooting Super Images On Your Next Flight–Part 1
Jul22

Shooting Super Images On Your Next Flight–Part 1

By Arthur H. Bleich— Let’s face it. It’s no fun to fly today. With airlines currently plagued with staff shortages and passengers having to jump through security hoops after arriving three hours early for check-in, only to find their flights cancelled or if lucky enough to get aboard,  having to keep a wary eye open for altercations in the cabin and then finding they can’t even order a drink to calm down, it’s time to start making...

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